Anthony Gomes - Electric Field Holler Album Review

Anthony Gomes released his 12th CD this year Electric Field Holler. This album of guitar driven blues infused rock ‘n’ roll album is the best yet from Gomes‘. His amazing six string work and bluesy voice is a dynamic duo. The album has 12 tracks, most written by Gomes’, though he collaborated on 3 tracks with Gary Nicholson, Talan Latz and Jim Peterik. Having reviewed this album, we think this is the best yet from Gomes, enjoyed the stories that each track told, and laugh aloud when the track "Junk In The Trunk" began. That has to be our favorite.

 “I feel like this will be our pinnacle year in terms of creativity and artistic achievement,” says Gomes.  “It’s time to turn it up.”

Gomes born in Canada, but currently living in St Louis, Missouri. He is becoming a outstanding blues and blues rock guitarist and singer. Following the 1998 debut album release “Blues in Technicolor”, he began touring the United States and Canada and he has since recorded eleven more albums and tour North America and Europe.

In June, following the release of the latest album, his album rose to the number one spot on the Roots Music Report's Canadian Blues Chart, also reaching the number one spot on the Blues 411.com's Baker's Dozen of the Blues Chart, as well as nominated for the Best Blues Album of the Year in the 2015 Blues Blast Magazine Blues Awards to be announced later this year.

Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.  Blues Music Magazine’s editor said that, “Gomes’ formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues.”  This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.

Gomes has headlined concerts in 17 countries and has had the honor of sharing the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Gomes founded the Music Is The Medicine Foundation in 2010.  This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.

When looking at the pace he puts out new albums, his touring schedule and his work with the Music Is The Medicine Foundation, we are not sure how he fits it all in. Excellent work, keep it up.

We were happy to review this album and are happy to give it a full five guitar rating.


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